Keiser Part of Premier Hockey Training
It was an opportunity Doug Crashley had to take advantage of. Rare is the summer night when he can get a break from work and slip away to spend evening hours with his wife and children. Summers for Doug Crashley are exhaustive for his 11,000 square foot Crash Conditioning training center in Calgary, Alberta and camp in Kelowna, British Columbia are a mecca for hockey players preparing for the upcoming season.
One hundred sixty players have sought out Crashley, this summer, to prepare them for the upcoming amateur, junior, minor league and National Hockey League seasons. A key component of Crashley’s work is Keiser. The opportunity afforded by Keiser’s revolutionary pneumatic resistance equipment to train for power attracted Crashley. He has also found Keiser’s unique power output display to be an important tool in his work. “We needed to find ways to keep guys hungry,” he said. “Keiser’s power output display gave us measurables that allowed us to have healthy competition.”
Competition is just one benefit that Crashley appreciates from Keiser. He finds it important to monitor the work done by the players he trains. Their off-season involves much more than work in his weight room. “These guys skate so much we have to watch it not to burn guys out,” Crashley explained. “We don’t realize as coaches, our volume is slowing down our athletes.” Crashley appreciates Keiser’s ability to help a coach test and track, “It’s awesome!”
Washington Capitals standout defenseman, Mike Green, is among the players who turns to Crashley for off-season help. In a national interview Green said he and Crashley “really focused this year on being powerful and I feel great.”
Green training on Keiser at Crash Conditioning
In the coming days players will say their good-byes to Crashley and his staff. Teams will soon open training camps and begin pre-season play throughout Canada and the United States. The players trained at Crash Conditioning will leave confident they have been prepared by the best, the best coaches and equipment – Crashley and his staff and Keiser.